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Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov (1900-1986) was a Bulgarian philosopher and spiritual master. In 1937 he moved to France where he gave most of his teachings. The striking aspect of the Masters teaching is the great variety of ways in which he presented his central theme: humanity’s quest for perfection. Whatever the topic under discussion, he invariably dealt with it in terms of how we can grow in spiritual maturity and better conduct our lives.

In 1958 he traveled to India for a year where he met various masters: Anandamayi Ma, Swami Shivananda from Rishikesh, Swami Nityananda, Lama Anagarika Govinda, and Neem Karoli Baba, from whom he received the name “Omraam”.  Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov himself related about this name: “The name Omraam, that I was given in India, corresponds to both the processes ‘solve’ and ‘coagula': OM dissolves everything, it makes them subtler and RAAM materializes them. The name OMRAAM thus is the symbol for the process of materialization, the symbol of the invisible idea that has to incarnate on Earth, so that all the world can see it and come into contact with it”

“The great thing to remember is that what is evil for some can be good for others. If you hold on to this idea it will be a tremendous help. Once you understand that evil is not absolute, that it is relative in fact, it will be much easier for you to put up with it, and you will see that you begin to be unaffected by things that used to make you suffer. You will even feel that heaven has set you free. This has been the experience of so many initiates: they came to realize that all they had lost and all the trials they had endured had simply been the means of their liberation You must adopt this philosophy, otherwise, when you should be singing canticles of praise and thanksgiving to the lord, you will always find some excuse to be miserable.” – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

“It takes years of study and particular conditions to acquire knowledge. Acquiring willpower is equally lengthy and difficult. But anyone can express love easily and instantly, because love is right there inside you, and it is only up to you to find it. Wherever you go, whoever you meet, you will always have love in your heart and the possibility of expressing it. It is not a matter of loving this or that person in particular, but of feeling love as a spring ready to bubble up, a radiant energy, brimming over and pouring out into infinity.

Only disinterested love for all creatures will allow you to find the true poetry you so need. Whatever you are busy doing, try to become one with the love that will bring harmony to your features, and you will become a beneficial presence for everyone.” – Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov

Omraam answers the question: “What Will Save Humanity?”

 

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